Inspectional Services

Inspectional Services Employees

Left to right: 

  • John Ryan, Wiring Inspector 
  • Elizabeth Bouche, Principal Clerk
  • Robert Curran, Plumbing Inspector
  • Ronald Lum, Building Commissioner
  • Richard Monahan, Assistant Building Inspector
  • Cheryl Witherspoon, Code Enforcement Officer

Inspectional Services

In the construction, alteration or change in use of buildings and structures, the Building Division (Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas) inspects all properties within the Town at pre-determined intervals to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations controlling such development.

Members of the Building Division regularly meet with Residents, Business Owners and Contractors during daily office hours to review proposals or provide answers to code-related questions. Additionally, regular examination of applications for permits (Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas and Signage) and related information is performed by the Building Division.

Inspections for places of assembly and institutional uses as listed are made in varying increments, ranging from every six months to yearly and on a five-year basis depending on the type of use to ensure the safety of residents, customers and employees:

  • Car Sales Lots
  • Churches
  • Day Care Facilities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Multi-Family Dwellings
  • Nursing Homes
  • Theaters
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Restaurants

Inspections of all measuring devices including scales, scanners and dispensers are made continuously throughout the year to ensure equity in the marketplace for consumers by the Sealer of Weights and Measures. Such locations and devices include retail stores, gasoline stations, oil trucks and establishments with truck scales or similar measuring devices.

Enforcement Agent

The Building Division is the enforcement agent for conditions set forth by the Planning Board, as well as the Conservation Commission for projects and properties requiring the approval of these agencies.

Code Compliance

The Building Division has responsibility for the enforcement of those Zoning Ordinances controlling private property, in addition to those specific to the construction, redevelopment or use of a given parcel.

Liaison Functions

The Building Division acts as a liaison to the Board of License Commissioners, providing responses to inquiries made by the Board, as well as applicants applying for various licenses issued by the Town.

The Building Division acts in the capacity of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the Town with respect to improvements to both public and private property and provides technical assistance to the Town's Commission on Disabilities.